Merida Tourism, Mexico

Visit Merida - Best of Merida

Mérida (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmeɾiða] ) is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Yucatán as well as the largest city of the Yucatán Peninsula. It is located in the northwest part of the state, about 35 kilometres (22 miles) from the Gulf of Mexico coast. The city is also the municipal seat of the Municipality of Mérida, which includes the city and the areas around it. According to the 2010 census, the population of Mérida was 970,377, ranking 12th among the most populous Mexican metropolitan areas. The municipality's area is 858.41 km2 (331.43 sq mi). The metropolitan area includes the municipalities of Mérida, Umán and Kanasín and had a population of 1,035,238 in the same 2010 census. It is the largest of the four cities of the world that share the name Mérida, the other three being in Spain, Venezuela, and the Philippines. The city, like much of the state, has heavy Mayan, Spanish, French, British, and to a lesser extent Dutch influences. Mérida has the highest percentage of indigenous persons of any large city in Mexico with approximately 60% of all inhabitants being of the Maya ethnicity. Mérida is serviced by Manuel Crescencio Rejón International Airport (IATA airport code: MID)


Discover the beauty of the city's striking landscope, welcome to Merida, Mexico. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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Facts and Stats for Merida*

  • Pollution Statistics in Merida

    Know the pollution level of Merida before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 52.08 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 65.91 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 43.18 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 47.73 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 55 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 59.09 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 38.46 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 47.73 (Moderate)
  • Merida: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Merida for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Merida.

    • Burglary and Theft 35.12 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 21.51 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 18.02 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 55.23 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 12.79 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 15.7 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 27.91 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 94.19 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 80.23 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 12.79 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 9.88 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 30.23 (Low)
  • Living in Merida - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Merida is 143.2 (High)

    • Safety Index 76.8 (High)
    • Climate Index 67.52 (High)
    • Pollution Index 60.76 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 29.2 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 33.65 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 81.79 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.86 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 39.78 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Merida

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Merida

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.84 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.91 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 53.76 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 44.79 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

Merida Travel Guides

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Merida Tours for you

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Merida

  • Chichn Itz Wonder of the World
    Chichn Itz Wonder of the World

    Duration: 10 Hrs

    Departure at 09:00 hrs at your hotel. Arrival at the Archaeological site at 11:30 approx. the guide will buy entry tickets fo...

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  • Ek Balam and Valladolid Private Tour from Merida
    Ek Balam and Valladolid Private Tour from Merida New on TripHobo

    Duration: 11 Hrs

    Accompanied by your own certified guide walk through this archaeological area which is one of the most recent discoveries abo...

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  • Uxmal and Chocolate Factory From Merida
    Uxmal and Chocolate Factory From Merida New on TripHobo

    Duration: 11 Hrs

    Enjoy a journey where you will be transported through time discovering the wonders of a spectacular ancient Mayan city of Uxm...

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  • Rio Lagartos and Las Coloradas from Merida
    Rio Lagartos and Las Coloradas from Merida New on TripHobo

    Duration: 11 Hrs

    Explore the authentic treasures of Yucatan. The largest natural habitat of the Pink Flamingo in North America and the unbelie...

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